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NE550

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FORK SPRINGS
« on: June 03, 2008, 10:06:35 PM »
 My 1975 CB550 has been riding funny. Checked many things then I took out the fork springs and discovered they are different lengths.  Any one know where I can get replacements?

Thanks, Matt

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 11:39:25 PM »
Cut the longer one down to match the short one - but check for the standard length first - you then may need some spacers to pick up the difference between stock and your newly aquired length...... :)

NE550

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008, 07:06:45 AM »
Your talking to a novice wrencher.  I never thought of that.  What shall I use as spacers?

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2008, 01:13:46 PM »
maybe some PVC pipe?

not much of an expert here, but if there different springrates then that could affect the feel/handling as well, regardless whether you cut them to be equal length or not...

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2008, 01:45:34 PM »
PVC pipe works fine. 1` firms up the front end.

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Andy

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008, 08:56:23 PM »
how about just, uh, replacing the springs?

NE550

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2008, 09:05:07 PM »
Eastoak,

Do you know any place where I can buy fork springs?

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 06:46:38 AM »

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 08:55:42 PM »
Eastoak,

Do you know any place where I can buy fork springs?

i'm going to buy progressive springs from http://www.bikebandit.com/product/A3214485


they have them for your bike too...

NE550

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Re: FORK SPRINGS
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2008, 09:13:29 AM »
I picked up a pair on E-bay and just waiting for them to arrive.  Does anyone know what length the springs are supposed to be?  The ones I purchased are 19 inches, does that sound right?

Matt

 

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